Friday, August 31, 2018

KHCPL Will Be Closed, Monday, Sept. 3

All library locations will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.  Visit the library and the Genealogy and Local History Department online at

Monday, August 20, 2018

Howard County Hall of Legends

The Howard County Hall of Legends will induct six new members at its annual recognition banquet on August 24th at 6 p.m. at the Bel Air Event Center.  Those being inducted are Opha May Jacob Johnson, America's first female U.S. Marine; Reba Harris, founder and director of the Gilead House; Don Smith, Sr., banking entrepreneur; Steve Dailey, former mayor of Kokomo; Brian Harlow, Chrysler executive; and the Kokomo Park Band.  Tickets may be purchased online through the historical society's website, and Eventbrite or at the society's office at 1218 W. Sycamore St., or by calling 765-452-4314.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Howard County Genealogical Society

The Howard County Genealogical Society will not meet on Monday, August 13, for its usual monthly meeting.  Instead, we encourage everyone to attend the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee Opha May Jacob Johnson Commemoration at noon in Foster Park.  Attendees are requested to bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited.  Ms Johnson was born in Kokomo on May 4, 1878 and became the first female Marine in the United States Marine Corp on August 13, 1918.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Scaling Your Brick Walls Class

The Scaling Your Brick Walls class will be offered on four Saturdays beginning September 8 to September 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at KHCPL Main.  If you have taken the Climbing Your Family Tree class last spring or have had experience doing genealogy research, then this series is for you.  We will discuss topics such as searching criminal, court, immigration, passenger, probate, and land records.  The class is free, however, registration is required because class size is limited.  Register online or in person beginning August 8.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Genealogy Humor

  • Every family tree has some sap in it.
  • Genealogists are time unravelers.
  • Genealogy is like potato salad - when you share it with others, it's a picnic!
  • I trace my family history so I will know who to blame.
  • Many family trees were started by grafting.